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Totem could not startup. The video output is in use by another application. Please close other video applications, or select another video output in the Multimedia Systems Selector. that is ...
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    Totem movie player....not working


    Totem could not startup.
    The video output is in use by another application. Please close other video applications, or select another video output in the Multimedia Systems Selector.

    that is what it says when i load it up when i have no other programs running what does this mean(im kinda a noon fyi)
    anyhelp would be very apreciated

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    Hi there!
    Why don't you try using another media player? Totem is just one of many. Try VLC (very popular, in my opinion a must have) or MPlayer. Both are very good. If the problem still there, try googling the error.
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    Some other program may be using the video output Totem is trying to use. Or it could be that Totem cannot correctly detect the kind of video output you have on your system.

    MPlayer is a command line video player that usually gets everything right. If you want a nice interface, KPlayer is the best for KDE, although there is KMPlayer as well. On Gnome/GTK there is not much choice from what I know, you are basically limited to the gmplayer thing that comes with mplayer.

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